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Associate Inventory Planner

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112382
Corporate Positions
Buying & Planning
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Associate Inventory Planner - Planning and Allocation

The Associate Inventory Planner - Planning and Allocation- (Division, Category) provides assistance with the successful planning and execution of store plans/clusters, store size planning, and item flow strategies. The Inventory Planner is responsible for executing the buyer's assortment vision with accurate quantification, developing sound strategies for implementation, and collaborating with all parties to ensure flow strategies are meet financial objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the size profiling and pack optimization of one or more Business Unit teams for enterprise
  • Collaborates with Merchants for AP entry based Buyer Vision
  • Executes quantification in the BP workbook of the Assortment Planning Application
  • Communicates assortment and store opportunities to Sr. Manager and Allocation Director
  • Optimizes the pack and MCQ configuration to create optimal store and supply chain strategies for best cost/speed/accuracy
  • Develops Location Planning/Clustering for Business Unit
  • Provides support and analysis to merchants and Inventory Planner regarding sku optimization, considering store productivity and financial metrics

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 + years of progressively responsible experience in business, planning, allocation, and/or merchandising.
  • Ability to drive retail profitability and inventory productivity.
  • Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately.
  • Ability to utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive business.
  • Exhibit high standards and accountability; takes pride in accuracy.
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company's flagship store, jcp.com. JCPenney is one of the nation's largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.
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General Description

Associate Inventory Planner - Planning and Allocation

The Associate Inventory Planner - Planning and Allocation- (Division, Category) provides assistance with the successful planning and execution of store plans/clusters, store size planning, and item flow strategies. The Inventory Planner is responsible for executing the buyer's assortment vision with accurate quantification, developing sound strategies for implementation, and collaborating with all parties to ensure flow strategies are meet financial objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the size profiling and pack optimization of one or more Business Unit teams for enterprise
  • Collaborates with Merchants for AP entry based Buyer Vision
  • Executes quantification in the BP workbook of the Assortment Planning Application
  • Communicates assortment and store opportunities to Sr. Manager and Allocation Director
  • Optimizes the pack and MCQ configuration to create optimal store and supply chain strategies for best cost/speed/accuracy
  • Develops Location Planning/Clustering for Business Unit
  • Provides support and analysis to merchants and Inventory Planner regarding sku optimization, considering store productivity and financial metrics

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 + years of progressively responsible experience in business, planning, allocation, and/or merchandising.
  • Ability to drive retail profitability and inventory productivity.
  • Readily grasps numerical concepts and interprets financial information accurately.
  • Ability to utilize retail math skills to analyze and drive business.
  • Exhibit high standards and accountability; takes pride in accuracy.
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook required

What you get:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company's flagship store, jcp.com. JCPenney is one of the nation's largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

Job Title: Associate Inventory Planner
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1112382

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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